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'We can no more do away with the Mughals than we can do away with the British'
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'We can no more do away with the Mughals than we can do away w...

'Both empires had profound influences on modern India.''But neither can India's history be reduced to the actions of imperial rulers.''We need to think about India's history beyond India's current borders.' IMAGE: Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal, with his son Dara Shikoh in 1638. Photograph: Kind courtesy the Victoria and Albert Museum. Scanned from a book, via Govardhan/Wikimedia Commons Harvard historian Sunil Amrith, 38, was utterly surprised and shocked to hear that he had won the ... Rediff.com, 3 days ago
The Scotsman who loves India Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Life with India Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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Why our history and culture are so important

'Culture is our asset. Culture is our identity.''Wherever you go in India, every millimetre can be measured with culture.''There is so much to see that even one life is not enough.'   IMAGE: Anwar-i-Suhayli is a Persian translation by Vaiz Kashifi of Kalilah-wa-Damnah, an Arabic version of the Panchtantra.This richly illustrated manuscript was commissioned by Emperor Akbar.Photograph: Kind courtesy, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghralaya Web site. Sabyasachi Mukherjee, director ...
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The General in charge of the surgical strikes

'When there are two hostile armies operating in close proximity, moral ascendancy is very important -- and that is something, I think, we achieved.''What is important is the will and determination of a country.''That you are willing to do something about terror that is coming from across the border and that is the message that was sent out.' Exclusive: How the surgical strikes were planned IMAGE: Lieutenant General Deependra Singh Hooda, UYSM, AVSM, VSM (Bar), was the Northern Army Commander ...
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The Scotsman who knows India better than many of us

"Men of the calibre of Shri Ramana Maharishi, Satya Sai Baba, Shri Aurobindo -- you don't get that level of excellence in the West. The quality of Indian saints is unmatched."Writer Bill Aitken came to India nearly 60 years ago and never returned home to Scotland. An Indian citizen since 1972, he speaks to Archana Masih about finding a religion, a country and discovering India on steam engines and motorbikes. Do read the first part of a two-part interview exclusively on Rediff.com.
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'I'm a bit Muslim because I'm a real Hindu'

'Nobody is killing you in Kerala because you are Hindu unlike in North India where Muslims have been killed only because they are Muslims and were carrying some meat.'Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Novelist K P Ramanunni has been threatened with the amputation of his hand and leg if he did not convert to Islam in six months for his writings in the Malayalam newspaper Madhyamam. On an evening last week, I am on my way to meet him in Kozhikode. It is getting dark and he has spent the ...
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Annie Besant was placed under House Arrest in this house

Dr Annie Besant, an Englishwoman, was part of India's freedom movement. 100 years ago, she was placed under house arrest by the British in a bungalow in Ooty. It was here she unfurled the Home Rule flag as a symbol for India's right to self government. Archana Masih/Rediff.com stops by. Do ...
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India, from the eyes of one who saw her birth

An old time civility distinguishes Lieutenant General Anand Sarup, Mahavir Chakra. Decorated with the nation's second highest gallantry award in the 1971 War, the war hero is remarkably humble about his many military achievements. Just as India became free, he joined the Indian Army and has journeyed with the country from her days of captivity to its freedom to its 70th year as a nation. On a quiet summer evening, the 88-year-old general graciously shared his memories of August 15, 1947 ...
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'The Ashokan rock edicts are a marvel of history'

'The ideas carved into the rock articulate an important -- if often suppressed and denied -- impulse in Indian history: A call to mutual respect of different beliefs, and to persuasion as opposed to coercion as the basis of how we interact with one another.' Historian Sunil Khilnani picks some of India's treasures. IMAGE: The Ashokan Lions, the emblem of the Republic of India atop Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru. Photograph: Courtesy, Mellisa Anthony Jones at English Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons ...
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A morning with the first Indian in space

The remarkable story of Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian in space, will be seen in a film featuring Aamir Khan.The retired cosmonaut and test pilot tells Archana Masih why he doesn't like being called a hero.Exclusive to Rediff.com IMAGE: Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma (retd) at the Wellington Gymkhana Club in the Nilgiris.In 1984, he became the first Indian in space. Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com As the interview concluded, the young man sitting with his family at the next ...
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'Modi will marginalise Nitish in 2, 3 years'

'If you see the behaviour of the BJP with their allies, they stay with the allies for some time and then take command of the government.' "Nitish will wait for the RJD to make a decision and then react. There are two options before him if the alliance breaks. He either teams up with the BJP or goes for a fresh election. My impression is that he will avoid a fresh election," Professor Prabhat Ghosh, director of the Asian Development Research Institute, Patna, had told Rediff.com's Archana Masih ...
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